Wärtsilä has won an EPC contract to supply an LPG/LFO-fuelled power plant and integrated energy storage to the US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA). The four 32LG engines will deliver an output of 36 MW, with energy storage adding further 9 MW for up to two-hours.
The U.S. Administration has decided to end of grandfather clauses, a legal exception that spares companies involved in TurkStream from sanctions. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the move “a clear warning” though Gazprom and Botas keep pushing ahead with works.
JERA, Japan’s largest LNG importer and electric utility, and Reliance of India are fast-tracking construction on a LNG-to-Power project near Dhaka, Bangladesh. The 718 MW combined-cycle power plant is contractually bound to be commissioned by August 31, 2022.
Exelon Corp has accused ISO New England of putting Boston’s power supply security at risk by “hastily” eliminating the out-of-market retention of Mystic Generating Station. Exelon filed to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to bar ISO NE from making these changes.
Industrial gas company Linde has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Beijing Green Hydrogen Technology Development, part of China Power, to promote the use of hydrogen in China. Green hydrogen mobility solutions are to be in place before China hosts of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Low prices for pipeline gas imports have rendered the economics of building a German LNG import plant less attractive. The Government’s maritime coordinator, Norbert Brackmann, said companies are moving forward with their investments, though "not in the greatest hurry."
Williams has received approval from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to move forward with the Leidy South Project. The pipeline expansion will allow for further supplies, produced by Cabot Oil & Gas and Seneca Resources in Marcellus and Utica Shale, to be transported to the Mid-Atlantic region by winter 2021/22.
Commercial in-service dates of U.S. power projects are beset by delays. In March and April 2020, commissioning of 21% and 29% of these projects, respectively, were pushed back due to delays in equipment deliveries and Covid-19 related stay-at-home orders that disrupted construction works.
Solving thermoacoustic instabilities for gas turbines can substantially speed up the design-period, research at the Technical University Munich (TUM) shows. Results from a adjoint surrogate model, using matrix-vector multiplication, were obtained around ten times faster than using method that involves the full solution of the so-called 'eigenvalue problem'. The new method reduces the computational load of traditional models.
Westwood Global Group says engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract awards for floating structures will reach just over $5 billion in 2020, a 59% decline from $13 billion seen last year. However, markets are expected to recover to pre-crisis levels starting from 2021.
AEG Power Solutions has installed Convert SC Flex storage converters to help run Africa’s largest off-grid solar hybrid power plant at Bayero University Kano in Nigeria. The 7.1 MW micro-grid combines 3.5 MW solar photovoltaic, a 2.4 MW gas genset and 8.1 MW battery storage.
Should Germany’s energy demand stay subdued, wholesale power prices could fall by €10.20 per MWh in 2021, compared to pre-COVID estimates. Energy Brainpool says a deepening recession could pull down prices by another 5%, extending losses by further €3.60 per MWh.